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SIG for Python Resource Cataloguing

SIG for Python Resource Cataloguing

This SIG was created to discuss and build a catalog of Python resources. The SIG charter was:

The Python Catalog SIG aims at producing a master index of Python software and other resources. It will begin by figuring out what the requirements are, converging on a design for the data schema, and producing an implementation. ("Implementation" will almost certainly include mean a set of CGI scripts for browsing the catalog, and may also contain a standard library module for automatically fetching and installing modules, if the SIG decides that's a worthwhile feature.)

The catalog became the Python Package Index. Because developing the catalog is closely intertwined with the Distutils and other packaging tools, the Catalog-SIG was closed in March 2013 and merged with the Distutils SIG.

SIG Links

Current Status

As of February 2003, the Python Package Index is operational and available at The list of indexed packages is still quite small; please add your packages!

Some relevant PEPs have been written: